ContinueCARE Hospital - Palmetto Columbia, SC, USA
Initiate purchase orders for requisitioned supplies by identifying potential cost-saving areas and soliciting bids accordingly and evaluates market trends. Responsible for all facets of inventory control including taking periodic inventories and maintaining stock records. Receives, stores and issues materials, supplies and equipment as needed. Support and participate in group purchasing and shared services and document any variances in purchasing practices. Initiate discussions with the management team members and outside vendors of choice to ensure that value, quality, product specifications, and cost-containment goals of the hospital are met. Work towards the education and counseling of hospital staff regarding purchasing practices, and hospital cost-¬containment goals. Maintain proper and appropriate professional and ethical relationships with all vendor representatives; conduct business affairs according to the principles and guidelines of the prudent buyer...